Do Directors Own Pressman Advertising Limited (NSE:PRESSMN) Shares?

The big shareholder groups in Pressman Advertising Limited (NSE:PRESSMN) have power over the company. Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. Warren Buffett said that he likes ‘a business with enduring competitive advantages that is run by able and owner-oriented people’. So it’s nice to see some insider ownership, because it may suggest that management is owner-oriented.

Pressman Advertising is a smaller company with a market capitalization of ₹668m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutional investors have not yet purchased much of the company. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about PRESSMN.

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NSEI:PRESSMN Ownership Summary, April 24th 2019
NSEI:PRESSMN Ownership Summary, April 24th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Pressman Advertising?

Institutions typically measure themselves against a benchmark when reporting to their own investors, so they often become more enthusiastic about a stock once it’s included in a major index. We would expect most companies to have some institutions on the register, especially if they are growing.

Institutions own less than 5% of Pressman Advertising. That indicates that the company is on the radar of some funds, but it isn’t particularly popular with professional investors at the moment. So if the company itself can improve over time, we may well see more institutional buyers in the future. When multiple institutional investors want to buy shares, we often see a rising share price. The past revenue trajectory (shown below) can be an indication of future growth, but there are no guarantees.

NSEI:PRESSMN Income Statement, April 24th 2019
NSEI:PRESSMN Income Statement, April 24th 2019

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Pressman Advertising. Our information suggests that there isn’t any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Pressman Advertising

The definition of company insiders can be subjective, and does vary between jurisdictions. Our data reflects individual insiders, capturing board members at the very least. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.

I generally consider insider ownership to be a good thing. However, on some occasions it makes it more difficult for other shareholders to hold the board accountable for decisions.

It seems insiders own a significant proportion of Pressman Advertising Limited. Insiders own ₹329m worth of shares in the ₹668m company. It is great to see insiders so invested in the business. It might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying recently.

General Public Ownership

With a 48% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over PRESSMN. While this group can’t necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

Next Steps:

It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Pressman Advertising better, we need to consider many other factors.

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NB: Figures in this article are calculated using data from the last twelve months, which refer to the 12-month period ending on the last date of the month the financial statement is dated. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

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